We spent a day traveling through the Keweenaw Peninsula a few weeks ago and to my delight it snowed for two days. Any water you see is Lake Superior from the town of Copper Harbor. The only downside to this trip was that most places were not open for the season yet. We were able to eat some delicious whitefish, trout, locally brewed beer, and thimbleberry jam.
I have to say it would be great to return here someday and just spend some time staring into the water.
After the death of one 4 year old buff orpington, we were left with 1 only, and I certainly did not want her to be too lonely. so the quick decision was made to get her some children, or sisters, or companions, or something. 1 brahma and 2 australorps later, the coop is a much fuller place this week. the babies are actually about 9 weeks old, or so, and acclimating nicely. except that they are scared to death of humans and the big girl. Which is one of the names we call her: hey, girl, darlin', girlfriend, etc etc. I can't actually remember the original name we gave her. And, so now I am in this predicament where I am not sure if I will name the new girls or not.
I know this is messy, but it is my collection and my palette. I love afternoons when I can sew uninterrupted. Just what I am going to do now.
The back of the wedding guest book quilt. When we were married, I had our guests sign a piece of unbleached muslin with their names and wishes. Those are on the other side, and the back is a mix of hand-printed and other scrap fabric put together. I love the way this quilt looks. It is lap size, perfect for covering up on the couch on a chilly night.
I might make this recipe again this weekend, for the 3rd time. It is wonderful. Light, fluffy and dense almost at the same time, lemony and almond-y. Sweet, of course. But perfect for someone avoiding grains (but not sugar).
I am on a quest to limit and reduce grains, most specifically wheat and gluten, but also some others. I already feel better physically when avoiding them, including no bloating, abdominal pressure, gas, tiredness, etc. I have been working out several times a week as well and now have lost a few pounds, which is the goal. Feeling better in many areas is a good thing.
travel to Minneapolis MN, the UP, KC, a beach vacation, and Hamilton, MO
take a train somewhere
ride bikes this year
be active 3-4x week (gym/walks)
save up for bathroom, Europe vacation
buy ourselves a bathroom renovation
paint front door
paint back door
make a garden plan
clean kitchen shelves
read 50 books
cook 5 new recipes
try 5 new-to-me restaurants
crochet and sew more work including:
hats, scarves and cowls,
table runners, quilts sachets
enter vendor shows
take photos weekly
post blog weekly
print photographs and update photo albums
continue first Friday Masses
clean and reorganize front bedroom/sewing room
go hiking in at least 5 parks locally
paint/collage postcards and send a birthday greetings